What does nothing could be further from correct mean?

For example,

It is not OK to stop paying rents. This approach seems to be popular with tenants, and nothing could be further from correct. You have the choices of waiting for him to repair the leaking roof, or of moving out when your tenancy agreement expires.

  • One clarification: What exactly is the popular approach with tenants? Have they stopped paying rents or do they think it is not ok to stop paying rents?
    – Irene
    Commented Oct 29, 2011 at 12:06
  • @Irene: I added more detail.
    – Tim
    Commented Oct 29, 2011 at 12:16
  • Ok, that helped. In this context, Jasper Loy's answer is the one you are looking for.
    – Irene
    Commented Oct 29, 2011 at 12:28
  • 3
    The more usual expression is "nothing could be further from the truth".
    – z7sg Ѫ
    Commented Oct 29, 2011 at 13:11

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It means in this case that to stop paying rents is definitely not correct. It is so wrong that nothing could be more wrong.

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